Arterton gives an interview to Refinery 29. She talks about singing karaoke with Anna Kendrick, British actors, and what people don’t know about Ryan Reynolds.
We’ve got such great talent in the U.K., so it’s great that it’s being celebrated. British actors are quite adaptive, and can try on accents and things like that. [For this film] Fiona was originally meant to be French, but when [director] Marjane [Satrapi} met me, she said we had to make her British. Michael Perry, the writer, went back and wrote all this cliché British stuff for her to say. It was like a hyped-up Mary Poppins.